The government will make changes to the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court – a judicial body that found itself in the spotlight of a legal dispute with the EU, Ryszard Terlecki, the deputy speaker of the Lower House, and the head of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) caucus said.
Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Poland’s system for disciplining judges violated EU law, and reiterated that Warsaw should immediately stop all proceedings at the Disciplinary Chamber or face fines.
“To meet the expectations of the CJEU, the reform is prepared and ready to be introduced in the autumn… there will also be a change regarding the disciplinary committee,” Mr Terlecki said on Friday.
His words echo a Thursday statement by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who said Poland should review the operations of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court as the panel “certainly does not meet all expectations, including mine and those of our political grouping.”
At the same time, Terlecki denied on Friday that any bill on changing the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber is being drafted at the moment.